ALNUS CORDATA
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SEEDS OF ITALIAN ALDER - ALNUS CORDATA

A very popular tree commonly used as windbreaks. Perfect for large gardens and parks, for landscape planting all around estates or along riverbanks.

Deciduous tree growing up to 20-25m of a height. The leaves are glossy green and heart-shaped. The pale purple flowers turn gold when older. 

Seeds/gr: 500
1,50  without VAT (10%)

Calendar Calendar

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Sow outdoors
Flowering
Average germination (%) 40
Climate Zone Temperate, Temperate areas
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage color Autumn
Hardiness Hardy (tolerates temperatures down to -15ºC), No drought resistant
Plant use City garden, Coastal garden, Gardening, Landscaping, Riverbanks, Specimen, Timber, Windbreak
Seeds per gram 500
Soil - Moisture Fresh to moist
Soil - Ph Neutral
Soil - Type No preference
Stratification Yes
Sunlight - Exposure Sun

Soak the seeds in cool water for 24 hours. To obtain a more regular and faster germination stratify in cold the seeds for 45 days before the sowing.

Adapts to any soil prefering acid or slightly alkalin soils and regular watering.

Produces firewood or wood for paper. It is also used in dye. It can tolerate a coastal exposure and is known as a good pionner species able to fix nitrogen from the air. Riparian tree.

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